13_Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

When I started writing my first romance novel, getting 50 000 words down was intimidating. Because I didn’t know any better, I used whichever device I could think of to add to my word count. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when feedback of my earlier works highlighted those devices as crutches (which they were). As it turned Read More

12_The Simple Answer to Treating Your Second Book Like It’s Your First

The Simple Answer to Treating Your Second Book Like It’s Your First

You may be wondering why treating your second book like it’s your first is necessary. If you are, you may have had a positive experience surrounding your first book’s release, or you haven’t released your first book yet. This post might then help you in the future should you ever experience a negative response to Read More

9_Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Writing Your First Novel

Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Writing Your First Novel

I shared this post about enjoying the process of writing a first novel on my first blog (which you probably haven’t heard about 😉 ) Part of the reason I’m sharing it here today is because I hope it’ll reach someone who needs to see it. I’ve met too many aspiring authors who worry about getting Read More

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Three Characteristics Your Alpha Male Has To Have

Alpha males are integral in romance novels. They’re the ones who makes your heart beat faster, your toes curl and your stomach flutter with excitement. These heroes can be quite difficult to write, but I’ve managed to pinpoint at least three characteristics your alpha male has to have. 1. Your Alpha has to be attractive Read More

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Haven’t My Characters Suffered Enough?

The best writing advice I’ve received so far was the answer to this question: No, they haven’t. I’ve always found it fairly easy to give my characters inner conflict. At least, that’s what I thought before I started working with an editor. I gave my characters a few issues to overcome during the course of Read More